Oil lamp

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Glass, metal
overall: 9 7/8 x 3 x 3 in.
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed tapering octagonal font; base consists of eight-sided baluster stem mounted on square base; metal lid with wick tube and brass cover mounted on cork stopper.
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The domed top of this lamp's font was formed by using the Magoun Patent method. This method, invented by Joseph Magoun of the New England Glass Company in 1847, eliminated moldmarks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the sides of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group